We associate Albert Einstein with physics, but he was also a great teacher. Coach & analyst, Sam Polak discusses what…

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PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

Dave Wright
Dave Wright

Can I over do rondos-style sessions with my U10s? The question this week comes from David: “Can I over do…

Dan Wright
Dan Wright

The Big Idea Get ready for a wake-up call to the common among us—which is to say a call to…

William A. Harper
William A. Harper

How can I ensure that I affect every player at training? The question this week comes from Chris: “How do…

Dan Wright
Dan Wright

Edu Rubio is a UEFA Pro Licensed coach who works at MK Dons as the Head of Coach Development &…

Dave Wright
Dave Wright

What are the benefits of learners exploring their environment and self-correcting? How can a coach guide this discovery? Founder of…

Todd Beane
Todd Beane
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PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

Dave Wright
Dave Wright

How can I manage social dynamics at training? The question this week comes from Justin: “We are an U13 boys…

Dan Wright
Dan Wright

How important is adaptability and context in your coaching approach? UEFA A licensed coach, Dan Wright discusses the idea of…

Dan Wright
Dan Wright
4 minutes

The Big Idea While this research topic is specific to endurance running coaches’ practices, these authors believe their findings have…

William A. Harper
William A. Harper

How can I deal with disruptive player behaviour? The question this week comes from John: “I have a couple of…

Dan Wright
Dan Wright

Human movement is a fascinating topic and Player Development Project is fortunate enough to have discovered a group of researchers…

Dr. Laurie Rauch
Dr. Laurie Rauch
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Piet Keizer was described as a ‘genius winger’ who was a critical component to the Amsterdam side dominating football in the…

Jon Hoggard
Jon Hoggard
6 minutes

Don’t miss this fantastic Masterclass Discussion with New Zealand Football Technical Director, Rob Sherman. PDP Editor, Dave Wright, drives the…

Dave Wright
Dave Wright

When we picture a proactive approach to player development, many people see structure and methodical organisation as a sign of…

Stuart English
Stuart English
6 minutes

How can I get my U8 players to spread out and keep possession?   The question this week comes from…

James Vaughan
James Vaughan

The Big Idea  These authors, Passos and Davids, call their paper an “opinion piece.”  Not so.  It is an intelligent…

William A. Harper
William A. Harper

The life of a modern, top flight football manager can be short lived. With club and supporter expectations bordering on…

Sean Douglas
Sean Douglas
8 minutes

Deliberate practice: What is it? How is it defined and how can you ensure your coaching incorporates this key element…

Ray Power
Ray Power
8 minutes

PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

Dave Wright
Dave Wright

The Big Idea It would be difficult to find an adult athlete or coach who doesn’t have a favourite quote…

William A. Harper
William A. Harper
In this Masterclass Webinar with Founder of Fit Across Cultures, Susan Salzbrenner & UEFA Pro licensed coach, Mads Davidsen, we...
Dave Wright
Dave Wright

Founder of Changing the Game Project, John O’Sullivan discusses the attributes of great teams, building culture and the importance of…

John O'Sullivan
John O'Sullivan
6 minutes

There is a wave rising, about to crest, and the best in the world are already riding it. This wave is mindfulness…

Dr Jo Mitchell & James Vaughan
Dr Jo Mitchell & James Vaughan
7 minutes

Ben Bartlett, Senior Youth Coach Educator at the Football Association, gives some fascinating real-life examples to explain the importance of…

Ben Bartlett
Ben Bartlett
8 minutes

The Big Idea For this research reviewer, who is also an ex-youth soccer coach, occasionally there are uncomfortable moments arising…

William A. Harper
William A. Harper

Are you a scientist or more of an artist? Is coaching an art or a science? These were questions asked…

James Vaughan
James Vaughan
5 minutes

How does tradition affect the way we coach?   The question this week comes from Alistair: “Can you give an…

Dave Wright
Dave Wright

Steve Lawrence is a consultant to Cruyff Football and Ajax in the Netherlands. With a Masters in International Sports Management, Steve…

Steve Lawrence
Steve Lawrence
9 minutes

PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

Dave Wright
Dave Wright
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